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The Story of Peter and the Potter

The Story of Peter and the Potter

| 19 min

In this short drama, Peter accidentally breaks a glass bowl intended as a birthday gift for his mother. Mr. and Mrs. Deichmann and their daughter Anneke, all artisans in clay, come to the rescue and make him one of their designs while Peter watches. Every stage, from the first turn of the potter's wheel to the final glazing and baking, is shown.

  • director
    Donald Peters
  • photography
    John Spotton
  • story
    Lionel Reid
  • film editor
    Victor Jobin
  • music
    Robert Fleming
  • sound editor
    Don Wellington
  • sound re-recording
    Clarke Daprato
  • producer
    Donald Peters
  • narrator
    Allan Mills


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Ages 7 to 11

Arts Education - Visual Arts
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development

Warnings: Misrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples (statues of Chiefs with headdresses as toys)

Outline and describe the methods used by the potter and his wife to work the clay. Compare and contrast this with methods that are used now. Create a storyboard that tells the story of Peter and the potter from another perspective (e.g., Annika, the kiln, etc.). Describe how Peter may have felt at different stages of the bowl’s development.

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